Category: W5 Reflection

Life and Death

I chose to analyze life vs. death because it is so controversial. There are so many definitions of life and death and it gives way to so many different points of views. The different outlooks on life and death come…

Doctor/Patient

The culture of biomedicine is the norms of the social and medical aspects of how we are treating patients. This is important because the culture of medicine is constantly changing and goes through stages. For example, medicalization in the early…

Life/Death

As mentioned in this weeks lectures, Biomedicine is universal and objective. Since its studies revolve around factual evidence, physiology, and anatomy of the human body, it is always subject to change. In other words, as we continue to advance in…

Doctor/Patient

When it comes to Western medicine, biomedicine is the most commonly used and accepted form of healthcare.  The “culture of biomedicine” explains the ideals that dominate and form the practice of biomedicine.  As we learned in lecture, biomedicine is deeply…

Healthy/Sick

The culture of biomedicine is the social and medical norms of the medical community and how they are changing over time. As in the second lecture, the biomedical culture changed from a medicalization; which is an overall trend of advertising…

Life/Death

Biomedicine is one form of medicine that is most commonly found being practiced in western societies. The culture surrounding biomedicine is based on the fact that biomedicine is based on truths and facts. Biomedicine is said to be universal and…

Male/Female

The “culture of biomedicine” explains health in terms of biology. As we learned in lecture, it emphasizes the importance of body structure (anatomy) and body systems (physiology) in order to maintain health and treat diseases. It is also made up…

Life/Death

The culture of biomedicine discusses the social and cultural implications that influence the objectivity of biomedicine. Biomedicine is considered a very objective and universal way of looking at healthcare, but this is not always true. There are many factors of…

Life/Death

When it comes to health, biomedicine takes the edge over any other form of thought. With that being said, it is easy to say that the culture of biomedicine is a very important concept. How we view health and how…

Life/Death

Biomedicine is an important way of approaching illness, especially in the west where biomedicine is the main form of medical practice. There are three important aspects of biomedicine that anthropologists particularly focus on. These include, the institutional history of biomedicine…